Italy (Veneto) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force from 14 June until 12 December 2020. Table numbers quoted here are from In Treno Tutt'Italia, the official Trenitalia timetable. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the European Railway Atlas Regional Series and, in italic, to the Schweers+Wall Atlante ferroviario d’Italia e Slovenia.

A large number of local trains, especially in Northern Italy, and some long-distance trains, are shown in In Treno Tutt'Italia as not running after various dates in August and September 2020. If correct this would leave some areas, particularly Lombardia, with a very sparse service. The compilers think this is probably a timetable compilation error, so have not shown the trains concerned as 'dated' in the listings below. However, users are advised to check schedules carefully.

Two useful symbols exist which show the booked route for trains not calling at a station: in the middle of the train column, a vertical bar "|" means that the train passes through the station without stopping, whereas a dot "." means that the train does not pass through that station but instead takes a different route.

Obscure services

Domegliara-S Ambrogio (Bivio S Massimo) - Verona Porta Nuova

[50] (153B1, 137B4) IT20/31

There are two routes from the Trento line into Verona Porta Nuova, which divide at Bivio S Massimo. The connection used by most trains joins the Brescia line from the north.

The alternative route passes beneath the Brescia line and joins the line from Bologna at Verona Porta Nuova Scalo. This is used by trains between the Trento line and platforms 10, 11 and 12 at Porta Nuova. Through trains between the Bologna and Trento lines mostly use this route.

Verona west-south avoiding line: Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) – Buttapietra or Dossobuono (Bivio S. Lucia)

[12, 51, 186] (153B1, 137B4) IT20/32

This curve enables trains to run between the Brescia and Bologna lines without having to reverse at Verona Porta Nuova. It is normally used between June and August by a train pair between Bergamo and Pesaro, though these are not shown in In Treno. It has been reported that the trains will not be operating in 2020, because of coronavirus and engineering work on the line between Suzzara and Ferrara throughout August. However, the on-line booking system at the Trenitalia TPER website allows tickets to be purchased for travel on the trains on dates between 22 June and 31 July 2020.

D R1771 Bergamo - 08:17 Brescia - Pesaro
D R1770 Pesaro - 21:06 Nogara - Bergamo

Verona west-north avoiding line: Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) – Domegliara-S.Ambroglio (Bivio S. Massimo)

[12, 50] (153B1, 137B4) IT20/33

This curve enables trains to run between the Brescia and Trento lines without having to reverse at Verona Porta Nuova. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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In recent years Ferrovie Turistiche Italiane has run excursions in November and December from Milano and Lecco to the Christmas market at Trento via this route. In 2019 they ran on 1/8/24 December.

Buttapietra or Dossobuono (Bivio S. Lucia) - Verona Porta Nuova

[50] (153B1, 137B4) IT20/34

There are two routes from the Bologna and Mantova lines into Verona Porta Nuova, which divide at Bivio S Lucia. One route runs south of the locomotive depot via Verona Porta Nuova Scalo and the other runs on an embankment north of the locomotive depot. All platforms are accessible from the embankment line. Most trains use platforms 7 or 8 at Verona Porta Nuova and mostly appear to use the embankment route. Any using higher-numbered platforms may run via Porta Nuova Scalo, but the embankment line appears preferred for terminating trains. Through trains between the Bologna and Trento lines are more likely to run via Porta Nuova Scalo.

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Verona 1.jpg


Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) - Verona Porta Nuova

[12] (153B1, 137B4) IT20/35

There is a route between Verona Porta Nuova and the main line to Brescia and Milano via Verona Porta Nuova Scalo. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Verona 2.jpg


It may be used by trains to and from platforms 10, 11 and 12 at Verona Porta Nuova (on the south side of the station), but there are few of them. The following were noted to be using these platforms in 2019:

ITA8951 Bergamo - 06:27 Brescia - Napoli Centrale
SSuX R2092 06:55 Verona Porta Nuova - Milano Centrale
D1 SuX R2058 07:45 Verona Porta Nuova - Milano Centrale
SSuO R1703 19:23 Verona Porta Nuova - Lecco

ITA8951 is an Italo high-speed train on which Trenitalia tickets, Interrail and Eurrail are not valid.

D1: Train runs via the main line and not via Porta Nuova Scalo on Sunday mornings

Note that train R2060, 08:40 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale appears from Trenitalia timetables to take longer than usual between Verona and Peschiera del Garda, but it does not use this route. It is looped at Peschiera del Garda for six minutes in order to be overtaken by a following train.

The compilers would welcome reports of current platform use at Verona and of use of this route in particular.

Venezia avoiding line: Venezia Mestre Ospedale or Venezia Carpenedo (Confluenza UD/TS) - Mira-Marano (G.S. Mestre AC)

[D] (154A1, 138B3) IT19/36

This curve allows trains to run between the Treviso or Trieste and Padova lines without reversing at Venezia Mestre. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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It is used by overnight trains between Italy and Austria via Tarvisio. These run with no advertised stops between Bologna or Padova and Villach.

See also